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Plankton Power and RTDC announce proposed algae-to-biofuels pilot facility on Cape Cod
Date:8/4/2009

n the development of a critical new, renewable source of energy that will create local jobs in algae farming and downstream industries, advance energy independence, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

The algae farm facility's location near MBL and WHOI will provide Plankton's team access to the exceptional scientific expertise and resources available at the Cape's two world-leading marine research institutions and facilitate a collaborative approach to address the challenges of efficiently producing commercial quantities of biofuel from algae.

"The Cape Cod Algae Biorefinery provides an excellent opportunity to bring WHOI and MBL's combined scientific power to bear on a critical national need," noted WHOI Executive Vice President Larry Madin and Joshua Hamilton, Chief Academic and Scientific Officer of MBL, in a joint statement. "We look forward to applying our institutions' collective expertise and complementary strengths in the ecology and biochemistry of marine algae to support the establishment and production of algae-powered energy on the Cape."


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